High School Freshman Wins Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

 Jack Andraka, a high school freshman from Crownsville, Md won the grand prize from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.   That alone is pretty extraordinary but when you consider his project…it is truly amazing. 

He developed a, “paper sensor that can detect pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer before they become invasive — for as little as 3 cents and five minutes.  The test is 168 times faster, over 26,000 times less expensive, and over 400 times more sensitive. Also, it’s more accurate — it’s nearly 100 percent accurate in its diagnosis. Then also, it’s portable and doesn’t required specialized training.”

Jack received $75,000 in scholarship money and about $12,000 in cash.  Click here to read more.

Contributed by Kory Kogon, FranklinCovey Global Productivity Practice Leader